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Kosovo press secretary demands Spanish reporters say the name of his country
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VIDEO: Kosovo press secretary demands Spanish journalist say his country’s name

Even though he just had.

MUST WATCH: A priceless moment from the European Qualifiers conference. #Kosovo team official forces Spanish journalist to recognize Kosovo. ⚽️🇽🇰

The controversy stems from Spain’s designation of Kosovo as a “territory.” pic.twitter.com/Z3CpdoEYJ3

— Team Albanians (@TeamAlbanians) March 31, 2021

Kosovo’s press secretary demanded that Spanish journalists say his country’s name, claiming they had been avoiding doing so in media coverage.

The two nations meet in a World Cup qualifier in Seville on Wednesday night, with the political backdrop of Spain’s government not officially recognising the Balkan state.

Quite an epic moment this one 😂#ESPKOS [via @arditgjakova1]pic.twitter.com/Wo9it0uUoW

— Kosovan Football 🇽🇰 | 😷 (@kosovanfooty_EN) March 30, 2021

Fielding a question for Bernard Challandes, the staff member repeatedly asked the reporter to clarify which team’s coach he wanted an answer from.

However, the longer version of the clip shows that the questioner had in fact just used the word ‘Kosovo’.

He may therefore have been confused into silence by the ensuing broadside.